Saturday, August 8, 2015


Last Friday a group of 30 fabulous Virginia teacher bloggers {including myself!} descended upon the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club for an afternoon of networking, laughs, food, drinks, and some incredible swag and prizes! It was an incredible time, and well worth all of the planning and logistics that went into it. I want to share some of the experience with you!

First of all, I have to tell you how absolutely AMAZING all of our sponsors were to work with. If you are making any back-to-school purchases this year, I really urge you to consider purchasing from these businesses and individuals -- they truly value teachers and aren't afraid to show it!

A HUGE thank you goes especially to Educents (one of THE best companies around!) for helping with the costs of the meetup and providing some FANTASTIC swag! Make sure you check out their new Educents Wallet feature to get all of those resources for your classroom at a steep discount! If you sign-up for a new teacher wallet account you'll receive $10 to spend on your classroom -- who couldn't use $10?!

We had over $4,000 in prizes thanks to these fantastic folks!

Check our our FANTASTIC sponsors:

And some AMAZING TpT sellers that contributed raffle prizes or digital swag:

1. The Fellowship- I enjoy networking and talking with other educators. I met so many new people, a couple of which live right here in Richmond. Looking forward to getting to know them better.
Our Selfie
2. The Goodies- Between the delicious lunch and dessert, prize exchange, Swag Bag, Digital Swag and the fact that I won a year long membership to Spelling City, I'd say I cleaned up! Thanks to our sponsors, no one left empty handed.

The Techie Teacher
3. The Giveaway- I was able to give away a personalized Zip Top Utility Tote and Julie from The Techie Teacher won. It should arrive on Tuesday, can't wait for her to see it!

You can see more fun meetup photos by looking at the hashtag #VATeacherBloggersMeet on Instagram, or by looking at the photo album!

Some of the fantastic Virginia teacher bloggers from the meetup are linking up with Sarah from There's No Place Like Second Grade to share their favorite moments and photo memories from the meetup, as well as share their swag and prizes! Be sure and check-out their posts!


  1. I'm SOOOO excited about my tote :) Thanks again!
    The Techie Teacher

  2. Ah Jessica...I <3 this post. What fab friends we all are becoming, but I wish we'd have had more te to hang out! So glad for our collaborative blog and can't wait for our next meet up!! Maybe October or November would be good!